Any homeowner that has a wood-burning stove or furnace is ready to offset the high cost of fossil fuels. How much can you save on fuel costs? Heat is commonly measured in British Thermal Units (BTUs). One BTU is equivalent to the amount of heat that it takes to heat one pound of water (1 gallon equals 8.34 pounds) by
Per Google, 1 kWh = 3412 BTU. (And a fraction, which I'll neglect.) Here's a table (one of many found with Google) of BTU cord for various kinds of wood: https: chimneysweeponline.com howood.htm It varies a lot by species, but let's say 20 million BTU per cord, and 3500 lbs cord as average for hardwoods
So How much wood could a wood-truck chuck if a wood-truck could chuck wood? Let's find out. Wood chunks. Quoting Wayne Keith: "Most people want to know, how much wood does it burn? In controlled studies we did at Auburn University, my Dodge Dakota got about 1.25 miles per pound of dry wood. It turns out that
heating value of 8,500 BTU pound at 0 percent mois- ture content (bone dry), 40-pound bags). Pellet fuels typically have a moisture content of around 5 to 10 percent. Good-quality wood pellets at 5 to 10 percent moisture content have a heat- ing value of Modern wood and pellet stoves produce much less particulate
A full cord of wood can weigh between 2,500 lbs (softwood) to 5,000 lbs (hardwood). A standard piece of firewood is 16 inches (1 3 of a cord width). A small pick-up truck can hold approximately 1 4 cord of wood. A 1 2 ton short bed pick-up can hold approximately 1 2 cord of wood. A long bed pick-up truck
1) Species. It is common knowledge that "there is much more heat in hardwood than there is in softwood." This is true enough on a volume basis. However, on a weight basis all species have about the same heat content. This is because the ultimate chemical composition is approximately the same for all varieties. This table
Some Useful Infomation About Firewood. How to Buy, Store and Season Firewood.
Firewood BTU charts for energy content and weight per cord for common firewood types and species. Species, Million BTU's per Cord, Pounds Per Cord from various sources so some comparisons between species may conflict some due to variables in laboratory variables of how much actual solid wood is in a cord.
In response to this common question, I prepared this presentation to explain how pounds per lineal foot or PLF is measured and how F2M uses this measurement to describe pine sawtimber pricing in the market. We've found that doing so reduces much of the variability in price between loads and between